Ambassador Shinichi Nakatsugawa attended the 2018 Awards Ceremony hosted by the Cyprus Karate Federation on the 19th of January 2019 at the
European University of Cyprus. At the ceremony, 150 players, who have great achievements in major Karate activities such as national championships,
were awarded.Ambassador Nakatsugawa remarked that the inclusion of Karate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is surly very encouraging for all players,
“karateka” and he expects further cultural exchanges between Japan and Cyprus through Karate.
Karate was firstly introduced in Cyprus in 1972 and has flourished throughout the years. Today, there are 35 Karate clubs on the island and
approximately 2,500 players from the ages of 4 up to 60 years old are practicing Karate.
［Ambassador Nakatsugawa delivering his remerks (Middle) ［Ambassador Nakatsugawa with the awarded players for the year 2018］
President of Cyprus Karate Federation Mr. Vasileiou (Right)］